50 years on and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition still continutes!
Hosted by BBC Wildlife Magazine the contest is providing a “global showcase of the very best nature photography” in a competition which still attracts some of the best nature and wildlife photographers to The Natural History Museum every year. For 2014, the winning images have just appeared on the competition website. As a result, the photographs are now seen by millions of photographers and fans alike.
The photos below convey a deep sense of understanding and compassion. It is clear that all the entrees have a profound love of both photography and animals so deciding a winner was probably not going to be an easy feet. Thanks to the dedicated panel of judges the thousands of entrants have been whittled down to just a handful. And the results are magical. From swimming through hazardous swamps to climbing vast mountains ranges, the intrepid cameramen and women have brought back some outstanding captures.
“If you’ve ever puzzled over why one image wins out over another, this is your chance to have your say. But with so many outstanding shots and just one vote per person, the pressure is on to cast it wisely.”
Tom Ang, 2014 judging panel.
The photos demonstrate the extraordinary perseverance of
Few the full list of winners and commended artists from 2014 here.